Sunday, September 25, 2022

‘Torture for five days’: Woman testifies she was raped, beaten kept for five days in walk-in closet

A Calgary woman told court Wednesday she was beaten and forced to perform sex acts for five days in a “walk-in closet” while pregnant. (Calgary Herald)

Football player accused of having sex with 12-yr-old girl

COLUMBUS, GA. - Police say a former West Virginia football player has been charged in Georgia with aggravated child molestation. (CTV News)

Imam facing sex assault charges

TORONTO - A Toronto imam is facing charges in connection with the alleged sexual assault of a woman over the course of more than a decade. (CP 24)

Police collect DNA from care staff after woman in vegetative state gives birth

PHOENIX - Police served a search warrant Tuesday to get DNA from all male employees at a long-term care facility in Phoenix where a patient who had been in a vegetative state for years gave birth, triggering reviews by state agencies and putting a spotlight on safety concerns for patients who are severely disabled or incapacitated. (National Post)

Kevin Spacey to be arraigned in Nantucket sex assault

BOSTON - Actor Kevin Spacey is facing a felony charge in an alleged sexual assault of the teenage son of former Boston news anchor Heather Unruh at a Nantucket bar in July 2016, the latest legal entanglement for the two-time Academy Award winner over claims of sexual misconduct. (Boston Globe)

Teacher accused of raping girl, 13, he met on Tinder

ATLANTA - A teacher and coach at a Georgia high school is accused of molesting a 13-year-old he met on a dating app. (The Province)

Complainant in tears after defence says testimony was ‘scripted’

HALIFAX - A young Halifax woman who was allegedly sexually assaulted by British sailors broke down in tears Friday after a defence lawyer suggested her testimony was “scripted.” Under cross examination by lawyer Ian Hutchison, the woman agreed she had gaps in her memory of what happened on the night of April 9, 2015, in the barracks of a Halifax-area military base, and that she cannot explain those gaps. (Toronto Star)

Police identify 16 new potential victims after arrest of ex-Montreal police officer, hockey coach

Longueuil police have identified 16 potential new victims in connection with François Lamarre, a former hockey coach and retired Montreal police officer who is facing charges related to the alleged sexual assault of four minors. (Global News)

Vatican defrocks Cardinal over sex abuse

Pope Francis has defrocked former U.S. Cardinal Theodore McCarrick after Vatican officials found him guilty of soliciting for sex while hearing confession and sexual crimes against minors and adults, the Holy See said Saturday. (CBC)

Canadian fashion mogul accused of rape, sex trafficking in class action lawsuit

In a press release on the lawsuit released Thursday, the women state that “Nygard lured and enticed young, impressionable, and often impoverished children and women with cash payments and false promises of lucrative modelling opportunities in order to assault, rape, and sodomize them. When the victims were not swayed by promises, many were drugged to force compliance with Nygard’s sexual desires.” (National Post)

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